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Govt Thanks You: A-G To School Founders

Govt Thanks You: A-G To School Founders
Attorney General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while carrying out the ritual during ground breaking ceremony of Pt. Shreedhar Maharaj College in Nausori on August 8, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
August 09
10:55 2018

Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College in Wainibokasi will expect the completion of its double-storey building by the end of the year.

While officiating the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Attorney-General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said visiting the school was emotional in the sense that many schools were founded by faith-based and non-government organisations.

Had these communities not set up the schools, he said, governments would have been struggling to provide education.

As a result we have a network of schools throughout Fiji, he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also highlighted the importance of providing quality education for the children of Fiji, which was one of the main initiatives by the FijiFirst Government.

He said: “In order for us to ensure that we have economic growth, we need to ensure that our young people are qualified. The moment they are qualified, the more contributions they can make to the country.”

The building will accommodate two classrooms at the start of the new year.

School principal Manorma Prasad said the project was another milestone for the school.

“The school is really moving forward in terms of development and the academic level,” she said.

Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College has 397 students with 32 staff members.

The school is about a 15-minute ride from the Nausori International Airport.

Meanwhile, the Attorney-General also held a talanoa session with the stakeholders after the groundbreaking ceremony.

He clarified a few issues on the 2018-2019 National Budget.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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